“Janine di Giovanni has written a profound and beautiful book about the two great human struggles: love and war. That so much hope could shine through a story of such violence and destruction is testimony to the human spirit and, of course, the breathtaking clarity of Di Giovanni’s prose. It is a brilliant book about things that concern us all.
” (Sebastian Junger
“Janine di Giovanni writes with unblinking courage about war, death, marriage, motherhood, loss, love, redemption, fear—indeed, about all the world's most pressing risks and dangers. She has seen far more of life than the rest of us, so she knows more than we do—and yet she lays down her memoir with touching and deeply honest humility. Her writing here (as ever in her remarkable career) is a great and important achievement.
” (Elizabeth Gilbert
About the Author
Janine di Giovanni
has won four major journalism awards, including the National Magazine Award, and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair
. She has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous places including Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Pakistan, Somalia, and Kosovo. She is the author of Madness Visible, The Quick and the Dead,
and The Place at the End of the World.
She lives in Paris, France.